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    Demonstrators throw flares at police during protests in front of the parliament building in Podgorica, Montenegro, October 24, 2015.

    Kremlin: Montenegro's Claims of Russia's Role in Protests 'Unsubstantiated'

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    Moscow does not believe that Montenegro's new "unsubstantiated accusations" against Russia need a reaction, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the government of Montenegro issued a statement reiterating its allegation that Russia was stoking anti-government protests in the country.

    "A new response is absolutely unnecessary. It is absolutely, as before, unsubstantiated accusations," Peskov told journalists when asked to comment on the new Montenegrin allegations.

    Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic first accused Russia of playing an active role in organizing nationwide protests without providing concrete facts last week. On Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov classified Djukanovic’s attempt to "demonize" Russia as "quite strange."

    A string of anti-government protests organized by the Democratic Front opposition coalition have shaken the small Balkan country in recent weeks. The latest gathering on Saturday saw police use tear gas against demonstrators who are calling for the prime minister’s resignation and demanding that Montenegro stay out of the US-led NATO military bloc.

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